13 Kid-Friendly Things To Do This Week

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Woot, woot it’s August, and while summer has seemed to fly by, we’re still finding plenty of socially distant family fun you won’t want to miss. Take an evening stroll through the streets of Downtown Wildwood during DOOWW Sip, Shop & Stroll, munch on the tastiest bites from local spots at the Annual Arc of Warren County Food Truck Fest or sway to the sounds of a concert on the beach at the Ventnor City Summer Beach Jam 2020.  

featured image via @whitechapelprojects

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Lower Township Family Summer Concert Series 
August 5, 5:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Layout your chairs and blankets on the Cape May-Lewes Ferry Terminal Green for an evening summer concert with the family. Be sure to bring your fave snacks along and get ready for the most beautiful sunset to follow.
Free
Register by calling 608-886-2005 ext 112
Cape May-Lewes Ferry Terminal Green

Wayne Township Summer Concerts
August 5, 7 PM
This summer concert series is happening every Wednesday, and this week’s theme is Country Comfort. There will be limited seating, so be sure to arrive early with your blankets and chairs. Although this concert is free, you can bring a pantry donation as a small contribution.
Free
Municipal Complex
475 Valley Road
Wayne

Enviro-Quest at Huber Woods Park
August 6, 11 AM – 12 PM 
Your little ones will explore nature through walks, activities, crafts, and games during this hour of nature fun at the park. Activities include meeting live animals, finding hidden treasure, exploring parts of a flower, creating artwork through natural materials, and fun nature-themed games. Kids will be thrilled to be outside exploring (masks required, FYI).
Free
Huber Woods Park
25 Browns Dock Rd
Locust

NJPAC: Sounds of the City – Felix Hernandez Rhythm Revue Dance Party – Virtual
August 6, 7 PM – 9 PM
Cozy up at home in the yard or in your living room for an evening family dance party, part of NJPAC’s Sounds of the City series, with Felix Hernandez, who spins classic soul and R&B for the metro area’s first and longest-running radio show.
Facebook Live

Ventnor City Summer Beach Jam 2020
August 7, 5 PM – 9 PM 
Gather the fam and head to the beach for an evening of live music and chill vibes. While you’re there, pick up fresh berries and tomatoes at the farmer’s market, and check out the local crafters selling their wares.
Free
6500 Atlantic Ave
Ventnor City

Outdoor Sing-a-Long with Belle and Eva
August 7, 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM
Bring the whole fam for this evening sing-a-long where you’ll have a plush turf square (fits up to 6 people), socially distant from everyone else. You’ll join Eva, The Musical Story Teller, and Belle, from Beauty and the Beast, as they lead in musical tales. Order food to be delivered to your square and no need to worry about taking a bathroom break—the restrooms will be open.
Purchase tickets here
$60 per ticket for 6 people
Imagine That Museum
4 Vreeland Road
Florham Park

DOOWW Sip, Shop & Stroll
August 7, 6 PM – 9 PM
The whole family can peruse the local artists selling crafts, and while you’re there, don’t miss Terra Nonno Winery, where you can sip on wines and purchase bottles. After, stop by one of the local restaurants, which will be selling light treats to snack on and take out dinners, and head to the Plaza and enjoy live acoustic music while you eat.
Free
Byrne Plaza
3400 Pacific Ave
Wildwood

Rhythm in the Park Egg Harbor Township Summer Concert Series
August 7, 7 PM – 9 PM
Relax and take in the amazing vocals of the Big Daddy Duo, voted Best Local Band by AC Weekly. Bring a blanket or chairs, along with some snacks and settle in for this summertime concert.
Free
Robert J. Lincoln Amphitheater
Tony Canale Park
Egg Harbor

The Market at Whitechapel Projects
August 8, 10 AM – 1 PM
This outdoor market, hosted by everyone’s favorite Asbury Park Bazaar and Whitechapel Projects, boasts a ton of local makers, farmers, and growers with new ones added weekly. Continuing every Saturday until October, you can shop New Jersey’s freshest produce, food, handcrafted and vintage goods outdoors, weather permitting.
Free
The Whitechapel Projects
15 2nd Avenue
Long Branch

Annual Arc of Warren County Food Truck Fest
August 8, 12 PM – 8 PM
Bring your littles to enjoy more than a dozen gourmet local food trucks, including Benito’s Jersey Curbside Eats and Thai Food Addict, along with bands like Naughty Humphrey band, The Emulators 80’s band, and the Katie Henry Band. Everyone can also get in on the games like hatchet toss and other fun activities.
Free
Donaldson Farms Farm Market
358 Allen Rad
Hackettstown

Totowa Mystery Movie Night
August 10, 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM
Be sure to arrive early for this fun family movie night, where you won’t find out what the movie is until the opening credits start rolling at 8. Get comfy on lawn chairs and blankets, grab some popcorn or ice cream, and take your best family-friendly movie guesses. Just be sure to bring masks and keep social distancing guidelines in mind.
Registration required here
Totowa Library Side Lot

537 Totowa Road
Totowa

Free Movies in Avalon on the Beach
August 11, movie begins at dusk
Set up your beach chair and dip your toes in the sand as you watch Jumanji: The Next Level on Tuesday night on the big screen while the waves crash nearby. BYO your snacks and blankets to get comfy under the stars.
Free
30th Street beach
Avalon

Free Movies in Secaucus at Buchmuller Park
August 11, 7:30 PM 
Kids who love superheroes will be thrilled to watch Spiderman: Far From Home this Tuesday night at Buchmuller Park. Be sure to get there at 7:30 to get a good spot and settle in before the movie starts at sunset. Bring along your chairs, blankets, and snacks, too.
Free
Ice Rink

Buchmuller Park
Secaucus


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Athena is a former nursery school teacher turned marketing wizard at NJMOM, who lives for fashion and globetrotting. As an aunt to 9 little humans, she loves finding cool new activities to do together that will keep everyone smiling. On any given weekend day, you can find Athena eating all the Greek food at her fave local NJ restaurant, Local Greek, in Princeton. Which, not so ironically, is owned by her big fat Greek family.

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